The Slovak dulcimer player of Ukrainian origin, born in Moldova, Mykhaylo is one of the most acclaimed and best-known performer in his field. He gained many years of experience during his studies, and at numerous competitions. He has performed in collaboration with many orchestras, and performed solo concerts in many European countries, in Asia and North America. He is also actively involved in pedagogical activities and has been on the jury of many domestic and international dulcimer competitions.


Academic background

Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, ArtD. in the class of prof. Viktória Herencsár

Competition success

 International dulcimer competition of young performers Eugen Coca, Moldova

   1st place - 2004, 3rd place - 2006

 International dulcimer competition - Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic 2005 

   1st place, 2007 - 1st place

 I. Zynovich International dulcimer competition, Belarus 2007  

   Jury Prize

 4 Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale Giovani Musicisti - Cittá di Treviso, Italy 2012  

   1st place

 International internet music competition, Serbia 2015  

   1st place

 BMC International cimbalom competition, Hungary 2020  

   1st place

Collaboration with orchestras

World Youth Symphony Orchestra Kodály / Bartók, Hungary

Debrecerchestran Philharmonic, Hungary

Querétaro Philharmonic, Mexico

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Pedagogical activities

Visiting teacher at the China Conservatory of Music, China

Collaboration with Pro Educatión Musical AC, Mexico

Permanent place of work - J. Adamovič Conservatory, Košice

Significant concerts (recitals)

■ Poland

  Polish Radio, Krakow 2008

  8th International Festival of Young Laureates of Music Competitions, Katowice 2008

  20th International Festival of Contemporary Music, Krakow 2008

  18th International Chamber and Organ Music Festival, Wygielzow - Lipowiec 2008

  35th Karol Szymanowski Music Days, Zakopane 2012

■ Mexico

  Festival Que viva el Salterio

■ China

  International dulcimer days

■ Ukraine

  Ivano-Frankivsk Philharmonic

■ Hungary

  Müpa Budapest

■ Slovakia

  Slovak Philharmonic - Musical Mosaic, Cífer Music Spring, Lipany Music Spring, Topoľčany Music Spring, Bojnice   Cultural Summer

World dulcimer congresses - active

Ukraine, Switzerland, Germany, China, Hungary, Slovakia, China

Jury of international competitions

■ International internet music competition, Serbia

■ International dulcimer competition Art - Dominanta, Ukraine

Artistic collaboration

OĽUN, Slovak Radio, Diabolské husle, Hrdza, Silband and many other folklore and world music groups.